‘Traitors of the people’. Headline from 1933 Germany. Featured are judges, politicians, etc. antithetical to Hitler.
A thought occurred to me this afternoon.
Imagine this case hadn’t been brought. No one raised the possibility that the use of royal prerogative was praeter legem.
So, in March Tessy Mayhem invokes Article 50, and the irreversible and irrevocable process of Brexit begins.
Then some concerned member of the public brings a case, and the verdict is the same as it was yesterday.
The Prime Minister is acting illegally, or at least in contravention of the law by using royal prerogative in this case.
Where would Britain be in these circumstances?
The clock is ticking. There is no way back.
The EU, asked if it can extend the time limit, raises its collective eyebrows and says…
You didn’t know your own law?
You didn’t take advice from your highest legal authorities before doing this?
Nah. Come off it. You’re having us on.
We don’t believe you.
You couldn’t be that thick.